Our hope with the study was to highlight for policy makers the difficulties that still exist for patients with chronic disease and how we can best address those issues to better serve every Iowan regardless of their health status," said author of the study and chairman of the PFCD
Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.
For more information on PFCD
and future events, please visit www.
is a national and state-based US coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease.
Governor Florio made it clear on behalf of the Partnership that they were not endorsing any particular reform measure and that the PFCD
has not taken a position on many of its components, including whether there should be a public plan or the taxing of health benefits.
By partnering with the PFCD
we are working to do our part at the local level to help raise awareness of this critical issue.
A critical component to transforming health care is providing people with the right information so that they may prevent diseases before they develop, to the same extent that we are supported as patients to treat diseases after they occur," said Washington PFCD
co-chair David Cerino.
Ken Thorpe, Executive Director of PFCD
and Robert W.
partners and Executive Director, Ken Thorpe, believe that it is impossible to contain rising health care costs -- and tackle other issues of coverage and quality -- without addressing chronic disease through comprehensive health reform.
Katz, MD, Co-Chair of PFCD
CT Chapter and Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center; Samantha L.
By advancing the dialogue about chronic disease and its costly consequences, PFCD
is working to address and reverse both of these increasing burdens on the U.
Executive Director of PFCD
National; Professor and Chair at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and former Deputy Asst.
is working to raise awareness of chronic disease nationwide, with a particular focus on the key primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.